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The Best of Twitter's Reaction to Chelsea 3-1 Manchester United

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 19:  David Moyes the Manchester United manager speaks with the fourth official whilst Jose Mourinho the Chelsea manager looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on January 19, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
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Rowanne WesthenryFeatured ColumnistJanuary 19, 2014

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho recorded his 100th Premier League victory with a 3-1 win over Manchester United (per the BBC).

His side were on the back foot for the opening 10 minutes of the match, until Samuel Eto'o's shot took a very helpful deflection over David De Gea to make it 1-0. Eto'o doubled the lead just before half time, and he completed his first hat-trick in English football shortly after the break.

Javier Hernandez gave United hope with 10 minutes left to play, but the comeback never materialised. Nemanja Vidic's red card in injury time compounded the visitors' misery, and they were lucky to end the game with 10 men as Rafael committed a horrendous foul on Gary Cahill.

Chelsea cruised to this comprehensive victory, and Twitter users were quick to add their comments to the post-match discussion.

A recruitment agency used David Moyes' predicament at United for this topical advert:

Another tough week at work, David? Win a total career makeover at http://t.co/VelSFEjklt #motd #manutd #mufc #chelsea pic.twitter.com/ASJDflpL9E

— Jobsite UK (@JobsiteUK) January 19, 2014

Some users made jokes at Moyes' expense:

Cue the #moyesout tweets pic.twitter.com/P1WGLJa6KS

— Footy, Bets & Bant (@TipBanking) January 19, 2014

David Moyes to star in new reality tv show "I'm A Calamity, Get Me Eto'o here" #MoyesIn

— Footy banter thingy (@rimsey_d) January 19, 2014

While one fan of Football Manager empathised with him:

If it was Football Manager you would know that the next message in the inbox would be: Board Confidence update... #CHEMUN #BBCFootball

— Nyasha (@wisdomzw) January 19, 2014

And others made Eto'o the star of the show:

Eto'o "I was telling him, I will score a hat-trick today!" #CFC pic.twitter.com/rVchvW1TD3

— DrogbaFan11 (@Ahmed_A_Askar) January 19, 2014

If Luis Suarez scores a hattrick against you, fair enough. If a 32 year old Samuel Eto'o does, you're in serious trouble

— Bergkamp is gÖd (@Orangeiceman10) January 19, 2014

There was also an excellent reminder to be careful what you say on Twitter:

"@DannyDoes: If Samuel Eto'o scores a hat-trick, I will get a tattoo of his face." HAHAHAHAHAAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

— Chelsea Talk (@ChelseaTalkMarc) January 19, 2014

The post-match interview with John Terry and Samuel Eto'o went down a storm:

LOOOOOL Cheslea 3-1 Man Utd - Samuel Eto'o Speaks French While John Terry Translate for him....: http://t.co/pVJIWEf5gt

— TeamChelseaFC​ (@TeamChelseaFC) January 19, 2014

Mourinho's hundredth victory threw up some great stats:

100 - Both Jose Mourinho's first and 100th Premier League wins have come against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge. Nemesis.

— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 19, 2014

Jose Mourinho is the quickest to get to 100 #BPL wins. Top 5: Mourinho 142 matches, Ferguson 162, Wenger 179, Benitez 181, Dalglish 197

— Premier League (@premierleague) January 19, 2014

And Opta Joe had another couple of gems up his sleeve:

5 - Manchester United have gained only five points in nine games against other top eight sides this season. Stutter. pic.twitter.com/TVDAIp4Nat

— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 19, 2014

48 - David Moyes has now managed 48 PL away games at Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool & Man Utd without winning a single one. Problem.

— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 19, 2014

With the "Moyes Out" hashtag trending again, one Twitter user dug this out of the archives:

Given the feeling around #MUFC just now, this is worth a revisit RT @ScotsFootyCards Fergie Must Go #Shoot 1988-02-06 pic.twitter.com/Mw2BLnboH9

— Gary Meenaghan (@GMeenaghan) January 19, 2014

A rational approach indeed.

Despite all that, the tweet that summed up the afternoon best came from Mark Worrall:

Short match report - Chelsea won, United didn't

— Mark Worrall (@gate17marco) January 19, 2014

 

If you feel that there was an excellent tweet missing from this list, you can let me know in the comments below, or on Twitter itself.

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